New Sony a7rII Firmware Update 3.30

New Sony Firmware

Today, Sony released a new firmware, version 3.30, for the Sony a7rII mirrorless camera. I have updated my camera with the firmware update and everything went smoothly. I believe the camera starts up slightly quicker than it used to–that’s good. It’s meant to fix overheating issues but I hadn’t noticed any to begin with, so I can’t make any claims regarding that. Continue reading “New Sony a7rII Firmware Update 3.30”

Geotagging photographs with any DSLR or mirrorless camera

I have written a lot about the Garmin Fenix 3 Sapphire watch, please check out the review page. For those interested in geotagging photographs, it’s the ideal companion. I will update the review to include more of its other features at some point, but my main priority was to demonstrate how easy it is to geotag photographs with a DSLR or mirrorless camera with Adobe Lightroom.

Watch strap ordered and donate button added

I’ve ordered a new watch strap for my Garmin Fenix 3 sapphire watch. I bought it from natowatchstrapco.com. Hopefully it’ll arrive soon. I ordered the 26mm strap as that looks to be the correct size for this watch, and it’s a two piece strap. Those with the heart rate version of the watch might encounter problems with single piece straps.

 

I’ve also added a donate button in the about section of the site, I have no idea if it works or not.

Site changes, upcoming reviews and news

I hope everyone had a happy Easter :).

I’m currently in the process of designing a new leg hinge mechanism for regular sized tripods. I have a complaint with all of the tripods I’ve seen (I first noticed it with the 3 Legged Thing Brian tripod), and that’s the leg hinge mechanisms used. When you move the legs enough, the screws unscrew themselves. Some companies try to get around this problem with threadlocker but it’s duct tape engineering in my opinion.

I’m also currently trying to design a miniature tripod. I had an idea to design a lightweight solar panel as well, but I’ve decided to buy one instead; both of which I want to take on the Pacific Crest Trail in 2017.

The miniature tripod takes priority over the tripod leg hinge mechanism.

I may remove the “code tutorials” section of the site and replace it with photography gear design ideas. At some point I want to make the site look nicer, but I have a few things on my plate right now.

I’ve also integrated Disqus into the site and migrated the few comments over.

Here’s a breakdown of my upcoming site related projects:

  • Tripod designs, miniature and large
  • Reviews of two bags, a small bag and a day hike bag
  • Review of the Yolk, Solar Paper Solar Panel. This might arrive towards the end of April but it has been ordered
  • Review of a 52mm Breakthrough Photography 6 Stop Neutral Density Filter
  • Possible reviews of other electronics

Lightroom CC 2016 Sony a7rII Update

You can now set the colour profile in Lightroom CC 2016 to “Camera Standard” and “set defaults”. Before, when you did this and relaunched the application, Lightroom would go back to using “Adobe Standard.”